If you haven't been to a Knights meeting lately, you may be missing the best social event for men in Leawood. We offer brief meetings, great food and drinks, and time before and after the meeting to hang out with great Catholic men.
Joe Terranova was presented with our Knight of the Quarter award. Joe joined our council and has been a tremendous addition to our cook team and lead our smoke events over the last couple of years.
Our council added 5 new members and one transfer member at out September meeting. Pictured L/R are Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Kevin Jeffries, David Rothermich (transfer), Brad Angermeier, Josh Smith, Dutch Schorgl, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman), and Bob Benson
Mark Mason was presented with our Knight of the Quarter award. Mark transferred to our council in 2014, has been very active in all of our programs, and is currently our Deputy Grand Knight. He is a 4th degree Knight and has been previously been involved with the State Council. Pictured L/R Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Mark Mason (Knight of the Quarter), and Michael Shirley (KOQ Chairman)
Big month for new members! Pictured L/R: Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Jim Williams, Mickey Shawbitz, Scott Balog, Jan Grzymala-Busse, Tim Saettele, Seth Shriwise, Jack Hunter, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).
Tom Young transferred into our council and advanced through the third degree just prior to our monthly council meeting on May 1st. Tom has been a Knight for 15 years and is transferring from his home parish in St Louis. Pictured L/R is Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Tom Young, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).
Tim Kane presented Lee Pallardy with our Knight of the Quarter award. Lee joined the Knights and our council in April of 2021, volunteered in many activities immediately, and is now an important part of our leadership team.
Our Nativity Council was formed in March of 1993. Several of the founding members were at our council meeting and spoke on the progression of our Council. Pictured L/R are Robert Thompson, Bill Orscheln, Dave Evers, Mike Gorman, & Dennis Donnelly.
Great start to the Lenten Fish Fries with over 480 meals served! Tell your friends to come next week. Please consider dropping off a dessert if you would like to contribute. Thanks for your support.
Advice and Aid Director Ruth Tisdale was presented with a check for $3300 which represented the total proceeds of our Roses for Life distribution after Masses the weekend of January 21st. Pictured L/R are Mike Bartkoski, Ruth Tisdale, and John Brinker.
Tim Bracht joined the Order and our council and Marv Early transferred his membership to join our council. Pictured L/R is Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Marv Early, Tim Bracht, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).
Parish free throw contest age group winners. Pictured L/R Tyler McClain (10 yr girls), Gweneth Bush (9 yr girls), Drake Bush (11 yr boys), Will McClain (12 yr boys), Owen McClain (10 yr boys), Graham Fisher (9 yr boys)
Pat Leiker went through the exemplification ceremony and joined our council prior to our monthly meeting. Pictured L/R Tim Kan (Grand Knight), Dave Leiker (Pat's 4th degree father), Pat Leiker, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman)
Gene Zwolinski was presented with the Star Council award for surpassing council growth of programs and personnel during the prior council year. The award was presented by District Deputy Tim Renfro.
Thank you to John Caulfield, Santa and the member Knights who put on a great breakfast with Santa.
A great turnout for the annual Christmas party in the Parish hall. Thank you to Garozzo’s for the great catered meal, Liz Hagen for the decorations, and to Joe Falco for organizing.
It was a beautiful day for setting up the Nativity Scene! Thank you to all who were able to help in the setup.
Thank you to all who helped and donated to the Nativity Food Drive. Pictured from L/R are Tim Kane, Lee Pallardy, John Harrington, Lloyd Asikainen.
John Caulfield was one of two of our council members who was awarded the Lumen Christi award at the annual Parish appreciation dinner.
Matt Textor was one of two of our council members who was awarded the Lumen Christi award at the annual Parish appreciation dinner.
John Brinker was awarded the Knight of the Quarter. John was described as a utility player for his willingness to step in and take over and help with a variety of our projects. Thank you John.
Dan Smith went through the degree ceremony and joined our council. Welcome Dan.
Two new members joined our council. Pictured L/R are Mark Mason (Deputy Grand Knight), Ben Biller (Membership Chairman), Dr Jon Wagner, and Jim Pateidl (new members).
Two new members joined and one transfer into our council. Pictured L/R are Tim Kane (Grand Knight), William Becker (transfer), Cherian Kizhakekara & Tim Wood (new members), and Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).
John Caulfield was awarded the Knight of the Quarter for all of his volunteer involvement over the years as the Parish photographer. Pictured L/R are Tim Kane (Grand Knight), John Caulfield (Knight of the Quarter), Mike Shirley (KofQ Presenter).
Three new members joined our council. Pictured L/R are Gene Zwolinski (Grand Knight) Chris Sain, Matt Moore, Jim DeStefano, and Steve Heeney (Membership Director). Andrew Black (not pictured) transferred into our council.
It was great to have in person fish fries again. Thank you to our cook team and all the volunteers who made it a successful year.
Tom Fowler was awarded Knight of the Quarter for his dedication to our Knights council over many years. Pictured L/R are Gene Zwolinski (Grand Knight), Tom Fowler (Knight of the Quarter), Mike Shirley (KofQ Presenter).
Five new members joined our council. Pictured L/R are Jim Johnson, Dr. Dennis Bresnahan, Dr. Matt Hall, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman), Tim Titus, & Dr Alex Capelli.
Ruth Tisdale, Executive Director of Advice and Aid was presented with a check for $3200.00. This was the total collections from our Rose for Life event in January. Pictured L/R Bob Vedder, Ruth Tisdale (Advice & Aid Director), Ben Biller
Four new members Gil Gilliam, Mike Dostal, Bill Charcutt, and Josh Hurtado joined our council. Pictured L/R Gene Zwolinski (Grand Knight), Gil Gilliam, Mike Dostal, Bill Charcutt, Josh Hurtado, Steve Heeney (Membership Director)
Allan Kowal was presented with the Knight of the Quarter award. Allan volunteers for many activities and is consistently our top raffle revenue generator. Pictured L/R Tom Whitehead (KofQ Presenter), Allan Kowal (Knight of the Quarter), Gene Zwolinski (Grand Knight)